M*A*S*H: Season 2, Episode 2

5 O'Clock Charlie (22 Sep. 1973)

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When an ammo dump is placed near the camp, it attracts an inept North Korean bomber that everyone in the camp sees as an attraction rather than a serious threat, except for Majs. Burns and ... See full summary »

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When an ammo dump is placed near the camp, it attracts an inept North Korean bomber that everyone in the camp sees as an attraction rather than a serious threat, except for Majs. Burns and Houlihan. When The Majors ask General Clayton for an anti-aircraft gun, Hawkeye and Trapper decide the Majors have to be stopped, at any cost. Written by Anonymous

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betting pool | air raid

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Trivia

The idea for this episode was probably based on the activity of a real Japanese pilot during World War II who would harass the U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal. This pilot would fly over Marine encampments at night in order to deprive them of much needed sleep. Sometime he would drop a bomb, other times he would just fly over them. The Marines nicknamed him Washing-machine Charlie, and like 5 O'Clock Charlie, his plane's engine was out of timing. See more »

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Charlie's bomb blows up General Clayton's jeep. You can clearly see that the jeep is already mangled and charged before the jeep goes up in flames. See more »

Quotes

Frank Burns: [indicating first Korean soldier] You will be platoon leader.
Korean Soldier: I thought you were the platoon leader.
Frank Burns: I am, but for purposes of our table of organization, I will be commander.
[to first Korean soldier]
Frank Burns: You will be platoon leader.
[to second Korean soldier]
Frank Burns: You will be squad leader.
[to third Korean soldier]
Frank Burns: And you will be... the squad.
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References The Pride of the Yankees (1942) See more »

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The Army Air Corps Song
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Music by Robert Crawford
Played when 5 O'Clock Charlie makes his initial appearance
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